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Armed Service Forces Catalog. Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-2. List of Items for Troop Issue. WACS' and Nurses' Clothing and Equipment. Headquarters, Army Service Forces.
Topics: Armed Service Forces Catalog, Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-2, QM 3-2, List of Items for Troop...
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June 1943 National Geographic <agazine with title "Insignia of the United States Armed Forces."
Topics: June 1943 National Geographic Magazine, Insignia of the United States Armed Forces, Second World...
Badges, flags, insignia, medals and uniforms of the Imperial Japapnese Military Forces in the Second World War.
Topics: Imperial Japanese Air Force, Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Marines, Imperial Japanese...
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Authentic Imperial Japanese Army uniform worn by male model to show what it looked like in the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Topics: Imperial Japanese Army, Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Japan
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Brown shoes and boots were first issued for the new summer cotton khaki and winter brown wool uniforms worn by soldiers, replacing the formerly worn black leather footwear. Even the enlisted dress blue uniform soldiers wore brown leather shoes and garrison belts and black socks. With the introduction of the "paratrooper" boots issued in 1958, brown footwear had to be dyed black. 
Topics: Brogans, Low-Quarter Shoes, Paratrooper Boots, Canvas Leggings, Wool Leg Wrappings, United States...
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Armed Service Forces Catalog, Quartermaster Supply Catalog QM 3-2. List of Items for Troop Issue, WACS' and Nurses' Clothing and Equipment. Headquarters, Army Service Forces. 
Topics: Armed Service Forces Catalog, Quartermaster Supply Catalog, QM 3-2, List of Items for Troop Issue,...
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A booklet that shows the war planes of both allie and the axis powers in the Second World War. 
Topics: 1943 War Planes of the World, Second World War, World War Two, WWII, WW2
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aDecember 1943 issue of the National Geographic Magazine article "Heroes of wartime science and mercy."
Topics: Heroes of Wartime Service and Mercy, National Geographic Magazine, Second World War, WWII, World...
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A small booklet in colour of the uniforms and insignia of the United States Navy, U.S. Navy Reserve, U.S. Coast Guard, U.S.C.G. Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps and U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in the Second World War. 
Topics: 1944 A Guide to U.S. Navy Insignia, Badges and Insignia, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Second World...
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1914 to 1945 picture post-cards of two world wars.
Topics: National Soldiers Home, Anti-Tank Gun, Old Soldiers Home, Corpora of the Guard, Picture Post-Cards,...
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National Geographic Magazine always had great articles and in 1917 and in 1919 they did a Special Issue for Flags and and again for Army and Navy Insignia. In 1943 they came up with special issues on the Insignia, Medals and Decoration and in 1944 reprinted all of the articles in one and then reprinted a second special issue. One had a tan cover and the other a blue cover if I recall right?
Topics: Heroes of Wartime Science and Mercy, National Geographic Magazine, World War Two, Special Issue,...
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Thanks to John Cronin for these images of R.S.M. badges of the U.K. and other nations in the British Commonwealth.
Topics: Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Royal Engineers, Royal Green Jackets, Royal Engineers Band, Parachute...
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World War Two Imperial Japan's military picture post-cards captured by U.S. airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers from the battles with names like Iwo Jima, Tararwa, Guadacanal, Tokyo, etc.
Topics: Imperial Japan, Picture Post-Cards, Second World War, World War Two, South Pacific, Japanese...
TM-E-30-480, War Department, Technical Manual, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces. 15 September 1994. Government Printing Office, Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.A.
Topics: TM-E-30-480, War Department, Technical Manual, Handbook on Japanese Military Forces, 15 September...
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Badges worn by members of the British armed services from 1900-1953. 
Topics: Trumpet Major in State Dress of the 1st Life Guards, (1881) 72nd Highlanders, Royal Flying Corps...
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Wonderful articles from wartime U.S.A. in 1944. "At Ease in the South Seas" was a very nice article. 
Topics: At Ease in the South Seas, National Geographic Magazine, January 1944, Volume LXXXV, No.1, 1944,...
"He's in the Armored Corps" was only one of more than fifteen books like "He's in the Paratroops Now," "He's in the Marines Now," "He's in the Marines Now," etc. Each is more than 250-pages and more than a third of them have pictures. Some of these books are hard-to-find, believe it or not? Major General Adna Romanza Chaffee Jr., Lieutenant General Daniel Van Voorhis, General George S. Patton, 
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Topics: Half-Track, Tank, United States Army, Armored Corps, Second World War, World War Two, WWII, WW2
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Actual insignia worn by W.A.A.C. members between 1942 and 1943 when the name initials were shorted to W.A.C. and the cap insignia was replaced as well.
Topics: W.A.A.C., Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.C., Women's Army Corps, WW2, World War Two, WWII,...
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Picture post-cards from both world wars, the Korean war and the Vietnam war era.
Topics: The Great War 1914-1918, First World War, WW1, World War One, WWI, Second World War, WW2, World War...
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(1941) Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces, also known as the Patch King Catalogue.
Topics: The Patch King Catalogue, Shoulder Patch Insignia of the United States Armed Forces, World War Two...
"How to Recognize Decorations - Service Medals and Insignia of the U.S. Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard." Davison Chemical Corporation, Executive Offices: Baltimore, Maryland. February 1943.
Topics: How to Recognize Decorations - Service Medals and Insignia, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine...
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Pictures post-cards used by airmen, marines, sailors and soldiers on both sides of the war. Some were taken from photographs and some hand-drawn cartoon-like artwork.
Topics: Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Picture Post-Cards
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Guide Right was a handbook for WAVEs and SPARS in World War Two.
Topics: WAVE, SPAR, WAAC, WAC, WAF, WW2, WWII, Second World War, World War Two, United States Coast Guard,...
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Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action (1946). "A photographic epic of the naval operations of World War II told by great admirals who sailed the fleet from Norfolk to Normandy and from The Golden Gate to the Inland Sea." (Part 1 of 8 parts)
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations!, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic ov Naval Operations of World War...
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March Military and Aviation Equipment Co., New York, N.Y. published and distributed this sales catalogue in 1941 prior to the entry of the United States Armed Forces entry into World War Two. The prices seem low to us today, but a "1941 Dollar" then bought what US$16.00 (sixteen dollars) buys today! Not so cheap, is it? Service pay for the lowest ranks was US$21 and then US$25 a month and in the 1940s due to inflation lowest pay for a private was US$50 a moth and when I enlisted...
Topics: March Military and Aviation Equipment Company, Military and Naval Insignia, World War Two, Second...
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W.A.A.C. brochure from 1942 prior to their name change to Women's Army Corps. 
Topics: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, W.A.A.C., Women's Army Corps, W.A.C., World War Two, WW2, Second...
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NOTA BENE: This is not an endorsement of a terminology, it reports that women in general were good workers in wartime industries to help defeat fascist enemies. It took almost another twenty years to correct many injustices to some based on color, sad to say! All of the people in the United States of America were needed to win that great war that raged in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Please share this with others. 
Topics: African-American, Defeating Fascism abroad and at Home, World War Two, Second World War, WW2, WWII,...
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A small booklet sold in wartime Britain to show the insignia of their allies.
Topics: 1943 Rank Badges of the Allies, Wartime England, Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, Rank...
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NOTA BENE: Thanks to John Cronin of the United Kingdom for these images. Cloth and metal R.S.M. badges worn by soldiers in Australia, Canada, Great Britain, New Zealand, Rhodesia and South Africa in two world wars, the Korean and the Vietnamese wars. Thirty-six more badges to exhibit here! 
Topics: School of Musketry, Royal Irish Regiment, Parachute Regiment, Royal Ghurkha Rifles, Royal Irish...
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A single chevron point up of a Private First Class (Pay Grade 6) with one to six arcs below, often with a caduceus, cook's cap, crossed hammers, horse-shoe, tank, etc. They might have been authorized in 1920, but do not appear the following year. Private First Class with a specialty was paid extra level one to level 6 being the highest. The P.X. (Post Exchange) sold them as they were not issued by the supply sergeants, but commanding officers unofficially sanctioned these chevrons being worn...
Topics: Technician 2 (corporal), Technician 3 (sergeant), Technician 4 (staff sergeant), Private First...
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Cap and collar badges of the Canadian Army.
Topics: 1st Canadian Infantry Works Company, 2nd Canadian Infantry Works Company, Boylews' Yukon Motor...
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Souvenir book for those who were on Tinian Island in the Marianas.
Topics: Tinian Marianas, Tinian, Marianas, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2
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Uniforms and headgear worn by U.S. Marines from 1920s to the 1960s.
Topics: Semper Fidelis!, Semper Fi!, United States Marine Corps, U.S.Marines, Post-WW1, Pre-WW2, WW2,...
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Regulations governing the uniform of U.S., Army personnel serving as Army Librarians and Hostesses.
Topics: Army Librarian, Army Hostess, Army Personnel, Service Uniform, United States Army, Army of the...
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A U.S. Navy recruiting booklet titled "Helpful Hints to the Navy Recruit. (1944)
Topics: United States Navy Recruiting Booklet, Second World War, World War Two, WW2, WWII, 1944
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A scale model kit of a U.S. Army Half-Track Armoured Vehicles.
Topics: Half Track Vehnicle, United States Army, World War Two, Scale Model Kit, Second World War, Army of...
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Marine Corps shoulder sleeve insignia in the Second World War.
Topics: 1st Marine Amphibious Corps, Defense Battalions, Service and Supply, Raiders, Balloon,...
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Booklet distributed to the troops in North China with the United States Marine Corps.
Topics: United States Marine Corps, North China Pictorial U.S.M.C., Second World War II, World War Two,...
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Badges of the Royal Marines in the United Kingdom. 
Topics: Royal Marines Artiillery, Royal Marines Band, Royal Marine Cadets, Royal Marines Infantry, Royal...
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Fanny Farmer Candy Shops' patriotic brochure illustrating and describing branch and rank insignia of the United States Armed Forces.
Topics: Fanny Farmer Candies, Insignia Worn by the U.S.Army - Navy and Marine Corps, Second World War,...
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A pin-wheel showing the rank insignia of the Army, Marines and Navy in the Second World War.
Topics: Rank Insignia Pinwheel, United States Army, United States Marine Corps, United States Navy, Rank...
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Winged badges of the United States Army in World War Two.
Topics: Winged Badges of the United States Army, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Insignia
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Aviation Pilots were started in 1924 and lasted until 1933 and reactivate in 1942 and abolished in 1948. Their specialty mark below the eagle was in yellow on both white and blue uniforms and from 1942 to 1948 they were yellow on the blue uniform and navy blue on whites. Some had straight wings while others has straight wings, who knows why? I do not know? 
Topics: Chief Aviation Pilot, Aviation Pilot 1st Class, Aviation Pilot 2nd Class, Aviation Pilot 3rd Class,...
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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the United States Marine Corps in the Second World War. 
Topics: 1st Marine Division, Guadalcanal, 2nd Marine Division, 3rd Marine Division, 4th Marine Division,...
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On the U.S.M.C. officers' collar and cuffs was gold-wire lace that indicated the rank of the wearer by how fancy it was as they progressed from a second lieutenant to a major general, and lastly to Commandant of the Corps. 
Topics: Collar gold lace, Cuff gold lace, U.S.M.C., United States Marines, United States Marine Corps,...
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Rank Marks have been worn since 1898 to the present, before 1898 naval officers wore rank straps similar to the U.S. Army rank straps.
Topics: Admiral, ADM, Vice Admiral, VADM, Rear Admiral, RADM, Commodore, Captain, Commander, Lieutenant...
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A naval seaman recruit sent his mother this envelope with a booklet about the United States Navy in August, 1945. In the same month the Imperial Japanese armed forces  surrendered, fortunate for that seaman recruit as the war was over for him. 
Topics: Sampson New York, U.S. Naval Training Center, Seaman Recruit, Navy of the United States, United...
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(1943) Build and fight with the Seabees and follow your trade in the Navy. "We build for the fighters . . . we fight for what we build!" U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. A United States Navy recruiting book. 
Topics: 1943 Build and fight with the Seabees and follow your trade in the Navy, We build for the fighters...
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One can see photographs taken during the Second World War in the South Pacific marines wearing these sun helmets in the tropics.
Topics: U.S.M.C.Sun Helmet, Semper Fi!, Semper Paratis!, World War Two, Second World War, Pacific Theater,...
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United States Marine Corps shoulder sleeve insignia in WWII.
Topics: 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Fleet Marine...
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Know your fighting forces - Insignia of the Army, Navy, Marines and Auxiliaries. Altoona Pennsylvania. (1942)
Topics: Know Your Fighting Forces, Insignia of the Army - Navy - Marines and Auxiliaries, World War Two,...
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Italian Army Sun Pith Helmet of 1928 vintage.
Topics: Italian Army, Pith Helmet, 1928, Pre-WW2, Italy
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told By the Great Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet From Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to Inland Sea." 1946 (Part 6 of 8 parts)
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations!, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World...
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Twenty years ago I illustrated these rank mores from the actual insignia to show those worn by Admiral of the Navy George Dewey to the Fleet Admiral rank created toward the end of the Second World War for Halsey, King, Leahy and Nimitz between 1944 and 1945. Photographs were looked at for detail as well as actual rank marks (shoulder boards).
Topics: Admiral of the Navy George Dewey, Fleet Admiral, Admiral, Vice Admiral, Rear Admiral, Commodore,...
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United States in the War - Estados Unidos en la Guerra.
Topics: Estados Unidos en la Guerra, United States in the War, World War Two, Second World War, WWII, WW2
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told by the Greatr Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet From Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to the Inland Sea." 1946. (Part 4 of 8 parts)
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations!, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World...
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told By Great Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet From Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to Inland Sea." 1946. (Part 5 of 8 parts).
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations! Your Navy in Action, Part 5 of 8 parts, A Photographic Epic of the Naval...
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told By the Great Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet From Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to the Inland Sea." 1946 (Part 7 of 8 parts)
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations!, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World...
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"A Photographic Epic Of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told By the Great Admiral Who sailed the Fleet from Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to the Inland Sea." 1946.  (Part 3 of 8 parts). 
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations!, Part 3 of 8 parts, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval...
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations in World War II. Told By Great Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet From Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to Inland Sea." 1946 (Part 8 of 8 parts)
Topics: 1946 Battle Stations, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations in World War...
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"A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World War II. Told By the Great Admirals Who Sailed the Fleet from Norfolk to Normandy and From the Golden Gate to the Inland Sea." (Part 2 of 8 parts).
Topics: 1946 Battale Stations!, Your Navy in Action, A Photographic Epic of the Naval Operations of World...
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Insignia of the Elementary Flight Training School in WW2 Canada.
Topics: E.F.T.S., Elementary Flight Training School, Dominion of Canada, Royal Canadian Air Force,...
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Aviation Pilot rates for petty officers and chief petty officers in WW2.
Topics: Aviation Pilot Rates, United States Navy, Naval Aviation, Insignia, Patches, World War Two, WW2,...
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A pre-WW2 American Red Cross nurse's cap and identification card.
Topics: The American National Red Cross, Nurse's Cap, A.R.C. Identification Card, 1941, Pre-WW2
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World War Two United States Navy Construction Battalion rates and specialty marks for the Seabees.
Topics: World War Two, WW2, Second World War, WWII, Construction Battalion, Seabees, Rates and Specialty...
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World War Two E.F.T.S. instructor in Canada.
Topics: Elementary Flight Training School, World War Two, Second World War, WWII, WW2, Dominion of Canada,...
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Air Observer School in Canada in WW2.
Topics: Air Observer School, Second World War, WWII, World War Two, WW2, Dominion of Canada